There comes a time when vapidity and superficiality become criminal.
So while we wonder about Justin Bieber’s Jesus tattoo or whether or not Lady Gaga has a cock, our country, nay our whole world, is being systematically flushed down a toilet and we repeatedly approve of those doing so if and when they give out smooth pleasant sounding words that appeal to us because we are unable to disassociate our emotional response from our minds.
So tell me, what do you think of Justin Bieber’s Jesus Tattoo? Is it blasphemous, so I’ve heard it rumored. And what of Lady Gaga, is she hot, does she have a “donkey cock” as she once so eloquently quipped in an interview?
“Better them than us” is the chant uttered by a people utterly bankrupt and tragically unable to remotely conceive of how bankrupt they are. “Them” ARE “us” very soon, if we have the wits to realize. Or perhaps we will continue to utter smooth lies to ourselves to help us get through the day?
Or rather tell me of the world, of people whose drinking water opens lesions in their guts, whose bathing strips away their skin, or of people being sold counterfeit rice made of plastic by profiteering whore sons with no care of long term consequences. Of baby bottles and food cans washed with known carcinogens.
Of civilizations unable to conceive of human values of gentleness, that calls itself Christian, or Muslim, or Hindu and yet ignores the fundamental ethical demands of each three religions, or of a humanity whose concerns are purely quantitative and economic, incapable of love without it being some sort of economic exchange.
OF the Faustian exchange of a bit of electricity and a few jobs at Nuclear power plants located on earthquake faults or near coastlines that historically have seen typhoon after typhoon, of our utter arrogance in thinking we are gods upon a planet that seems, lately, to suffer our presence with increasing unease. Of people driven into poverty by slick glib criminality of its elite classes, and yet who are too witless to demand their heads.